Columbia Management Institute
In today's economy, having a broad base of business knowledge is essential for executives and professionals, especially individuals coming from functional areas who need a deeper understanding of the fundamentals to advance their careers.
The Columbia Management Institute program provides an MBA-inspired management education focused on the practical execution of business concepts in nine sessions over five months for busy professionals living in the tri-state area.
January 24 - May 17, 2014
New York City
Program Held in Nine Modules:
January 24 – 25
February 7, 21
March 7 – 8, 21
April 4 – 5, 25
May 2, 16 – 17
Includes materials and some meals.
The Columbia Management Institute program is convenient option for executives to master fundamental management concepts. It is a comprehensive program focusing on essential business concepts in management, leadership, strategy, finance, and marketing.
The program is designed to be accessible for executives and entrepreneurs seeking an intense yet convenient learning experience by offering a 13-day program consisting of Friday and Friday and Saturday sessions over five months. This schedule not only allows executives living within commuting distance to New York City to continue working, but also provides them with tools they can implement immediately and realize the benefits in real time, adjusting and customizing their experience at Executive Education as needed along the way.
To help participants utilize their learning immediately in a way that will be meaningful for them, executives have the option to come with a specific real world project or problem from their organizations that they will work on, which is called the Applied Personal Project. During the 13 days, participants will collaborate with a team of their peers working on similar issues as well as with coaches to help them address their projects.
Participants will have the opportunity to consult their colleagues at work, make adjustments to the Applied Personal Project and return to Executive Education to receive additional feedback and direction. At the end of the program, each participant would be equipped to present their findings to their organization.
"Columbia Business School is excited to offer a convenient, new program created for nontechnical specialists who are looking to become more well-rounded, developed business leaders. In this modular program participants work with a diverse group of faculty members to gain a complete understanding of business processes, organizational structures, and change management, as well as tools for improved leadership, strategy, and management skills that they will be able to apply immediately."
–Mike Malefakis, Associate Dean, Columbia Business School Executive Education
The Columbia Management Institute is designed for mid-level executives, professionals, and entrepreneurs who wish to strengthen their business acumen and understand key business functions. Participants may come from industries such as healthcare, financial services, shipping and transportation, manufacturing, oil and gas or energy, and information technology and from functions where is it difficult to take time away from the office. This program is ideal for working professionals in the New York City area or those able to commute to New York City weekly for whom the convenient schedule would be beneficial.
During Columbia Management Institute program, you will gain a broad base of business skills as well as go through a personal assessment and participate in exercises designed to develop your specific leadership and organizational management skills on a timeline that fits within your schedule. Success during this program is not grade-driven, but rather learning-driven.
Key takeaways will include:
- Develop a comprehensive understanding of critical functional areas of a company.
- Gain greater awareness of your leadership styles, strengths, and weaknesses
- Improve your style of leading and managing
- Gain practical understanding of finance and marketing concepts
- Improve your ability to foresee change and its implications
Upon completion of this program, you will earn 13 days towards a Certificate in Business Excellence.